In this accessible and illuminating study, John Kantner traces the evolution of Pueblo society in the American Southwest from the florescence of the Chaco and Mimbres in the AD 1000s up to and including the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the 16th century. Based on a diverse range of archaeological data, historical accounts, Pueblo oral history and ethnographic records, this is an invaluable introduction for all students of the Pueblo Southwest, and vital reading for any archaeologist with an interest in the origins of early civilizations.
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This book provides a detailed account of the Inca Empire, describing its history, society, economy, religion, and politics, but most importantly the way it was managed. How did the Inca wield political power? What economic strategies did the Inca pursue in order to create the largest native empire in the Western Hemisphere? The book offers university students, scholars, and the general public a sophisticated new interpretation of Inca power politics and especially the role of religion in shaping an imperial world of great ethnic, social, and cultural diversity.
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